I realized recently that 1 pound of meat just isn’t going to work as dinner any longer in this house. Three growing boys plus a husband means this girl has been skipping dinner more often than not just because there isn’t enough! It usually doesn’t bother me but when I make something delicious and barely get a bite before it’s all gone, I get sad. And this meal made me sad.
You guys, it’s so good. I know the ingredient list looks like nothing special but I’m pretty sure I could’ve eaten this 5 days in a row without complaint. Y’all know I love pork and this pork was just spicy enough and had all my favorite Asian flavors. I’ve been hoarding recipes that call for Thai basil forever now because I’ve never seen in it stores but with my new herb garden I finally have access to Thai basil! Honestly, I’m not sure I could tell a difference between it and regular basil but it was fun to use it.
This pork is also incredibly quick to cook so it makes a perfect weeknight dinner.
More Pork Recipes
- Al Pastor Kabobs
- Pork Gyro Salad
- Pulled Pork Fries
- Pork Spring Rolls
- Sweet and Sour Pork
- Sweet Pork Tacos with Cilantro Ranch Dressing
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Spicy Basil Pork
- 1-2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 shallot, minced
- 1 ¼ pound boneless pork chops, cut into 1-in. cubes
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
- 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoons chili paste, like Sambal Oelek
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoon water
- 1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch
- ¼ cup sliced basil leaves, preferably Thai
- white or brown rice, for serving
- additional soy sauce and/or chili sauce, for serving
- Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots and cook 1 minute. Add pork and garlic to pan. Cook 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until meat is cooked through.
- Meanwhile, whisk the fish sauce, oyster sauce, soy sauce, chili paste, sugar, water, and corn starch together in a small bowl. Add fish sauce mixture to meat and cook 1 minute more or until mixture thickens slightly. Stir to coat entire mixture. Remove from heat and stir in basil. Serve over rice with extra soy sauce and/or chili sauce on the side.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 467Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 106mgSodium: 1351mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 40g
It’s a good recipe, but turns out way too salty for our tastes. We will try again substituting chicken broth for the soy sauce
I love food like this, and the fact that you got to use your own herbs must have made it doubly gorgeous ;-) This is going on my list of recipes to try!
This sounds so different and delicious!
Nutmeg Nanny says
This pork looks fabulous :) my husband and I love pork, I must try this recipe soon!
Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen says
My 6 year old shies away from anything remotely spicy so I would be sure to eat his serving ;)
Jennie @themessybakerblog says
Skipping dinner is never a good thing. Time to stock up on meat :) This dish looks amazing!
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says
Hearing that makes me glad for once that I cook for one. A lot of leftovers, sure, but I don’t have to cook every day. And I get to have things like this pork all to myself!
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
Pretty sure my husband can polish off most of a pound of meat all by himself, especially if it were something like this amazing looking pork! I’m going to have to double this recipe! :)
LOL, there’s no way 1 lb of meat would work here with 3 boys plus my husband. Something tells me it’s only going to get worse for you as those boys get older :) This looks awesome – totally our kind of food! I love that it uses pork chops too!